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Scope

Standardization in the field of ergonomics, in particular, general ergonomics principles, anthropometry and biomechanics, ergonomics of human system interaction and ergonomics of the physical environment, addressing human characteristics and performance, and methods for specifying, designing and evaluating products, systems, services, environments and facilities

Excluded:

Standardization of purely technical matters not related to human characteristics and abilities

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130

published ISO standards *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 1 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 159

30

ISO standards under development *

related to the TC and its SCs

27

Participating members

31

Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 159/SC 1 General ergonomics principles Sub committee
ISO/TC 159/SC 3 Anthropometry and biomechanics Sub committee
ISO/TC 159/SC 4 Ergonomics of human-system interaction Sub committee
ISO/TC 159/SC 5 Ergonomics of the physical environment Sub committee
ISO/TC 159/CAG Chairman Advisory Group Working group *
ISO/TC 159/WG 2 Ergonomics for people with special requirements Working group *

* The convenor can be reached through the secretariat (See contact information below)

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 159

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 159 :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35 User interfaces ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 22 Road vehicles ISO
ISO/TC 82 Mining ISO
ISO/TC 118/SC 3 Pneumatic tools and machines ISO
ISO/TC 122 Packaging ISO
ISO/TC 133 Clothing sizing systems - size designation, size measurement methods and digital fittings ISO
ISO/TC 173/SC 7 Accessible design ISO
ISO/TC 199 Safety of machinery ISO
ISO/TC 274 Light and lighting ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 159

ISO/TC 159 can access the documents of the committees below :

Reference Title ISO/IEC
CIE International Commission on Illumination ISO
IEC/SyC AAL Active Assisted Living IEC
IEC/TC 59 Performance of household and similar electrical appliances IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35 User interfaces ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 22 Road vehicles ISO
ISO/TC 122 Packaging ISO
ISO/TC 173/SC 7 Accessible design ISO
ISO/TC 199 Safety of machinery ISO
Organizations in liaison
Acronym Title Liaison type
ANEC European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardization A
CIE International Commission on Illumination A
EC - European Commission European Commission A
IEA - ergonomics International Ergonomics Association A
ILO International Labour Organization A
SBS - Small Business Standards Small Business Standards A
WBU World Blind Union A
WHO World Health Organization A
Date Month Location TC/SC Note
4-5 December 2017 Stockholm (Sweden) ISO/TC 159/SC 4  
11-15 December 2017 Koto (Japan) ISO/TC 159  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 159 - Secretariat

DIN Germany
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.
Am DIN-Platz
Burggrafenstrasse 6
D-10787 Berlin
Germany

Tel: +49 30 26 01-0
Fax: +49 30 26 01 12 31

Secretariat direct:
Mr Sebastian Lentz
Tel: +49 30 2601-2715
Fax: +49 30 2601-42715